April 11th Speaker-CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Our next chapter meeting will be on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 PM at PJ’s Restaurant at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Following our meeting, Tim Parks, Fisheries Biologist for Portage County, will give a presentation on the status of the Tomorrow River. Bring a friend! Everyone welcome!
“The Tomorrow River, located in eastern Portage County, contains populations of naturally reproducing brook and brown trout that represents a significant coldwater resource in Central Wisconsin. The trout populations we see today are largely the result numerous factors such as current and historical habitat conditions, environmental degradation, the connectivity of habitats, and angler harvest dynamics. Because of the value and importance of this coldwater resource, the DNR has closely monitored Tomorrow River over the last 30 years to better understand the status of these brook and brown trout populations.”
Our speaker for the March meeting will be Dan Baumann of the Wisconsin DNR. Dan is a secretary’s director for 19 counties in west central Wisconsin. Dan will be giving us an update on the Little Plover River Project. Program is on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 PM at PJ’s Restaurant at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Everyone is welcome.
In 2017, the Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project (LPRWEP) team was formed. Participating entities include the Village of Plover, conservation, engineering, and agricultural organizations, Portage County, WDNR, and UWSP. This partnership is working to explore, plan, and implement voluntary restoration and management actions aimed at addressing Little Plover River habitat, water, and watershed issues. This evening’s presentation will discuss LPRWEP’s vision and goals, its science-based planning efforts, community outreach, and implementation of projects to help restore the health of the river and watershed. Come on out and learn about how you can become involved in this long-term effort to help bring on-the-ground action aimed at helping restore and care for this important watershed